Independence was purchased from the Osage Indians for $50 in 1869. That same year, a group of men from Oswego, Kansas led by R.W. Wright, settled there with the intent of making Independence the county seat in 1870. The first night game in the history of professional baseball was played in Independence in 1930. Miss Able and Miss Baker, monkeys from the Ralph Mitchell Zoo, became the first monkeys to fly in space. They returned alive in 1959. Independence has many interesting and unique people making it a cultural and interesting place to visit.
People needing an accident attorney or lawyer in Independence and Montgomery County can get an accident attorney quickly by looking at BradPistotniklaw.com for a free consultation. Brad can be reached at any time at 800-241-BRAD. He can be reached on his cell phone at 316-706-5020. The ZIP Code for Independence is 67301. Independence has a 2013 population of approximately 9,230 people. Independence and Montgomery County are very dangerous highway areas for traffic accidents that are fatal. Independence can be reached from a group of highways including Highway 160, Highway 75 and Highway 400. Highway 75 and Highway 400 are notorious for having a substantial traffic flow of tractors-trailers, big rigs and 18 wheelers.
The shoulders on these roads are very narrow. A large number of Kansans are killed or severely injured every year due to the negligence of large trucks driving across the state on these dangerous highways to avoid toll and weigh stations. You need to drive and be careful when traveling on Highway 400 and Highway 75 so that you and your family are safe.